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The Poetry World A-Z

Robert Lee Brewer

Poets, save this post! It just may be the most incredible, informational, controversial, and blah-blah-blah poetry-related post you ever read! Ever!!!! After saving the post, be sure to share it with everyone–whether … Read more

Writing the Urban Sketch

Ian Chandler

Earlier this month, Daniel Roessler shared a three-part series on nature and poetry. I’m hoping to continue sharing both guest posts on various topics on Thursdays (missed last week because of illness … Read more

Relating Nature to Human, Social, and Urban Themes

Daniel Roessler

This is part two of a three-part series on nature and poetry by guest Daniel Roessler. If you’d like the opportunity to be a guest on this blog, send your ideas (and … Read more

2014 April PAD Challenge: Final Results

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(UPDATE: All the winners and finalists have been announced!) First off, the final results are not yet finalized for all the days. That’s my fault. While I secured guest judges, I alone … Read more

2014 April PAD Challenge: Next Steps

Robert Lee Brewer

Whew! What a poetry challenge! Here are some raw numbers: 30 days 35 prompts (including 5 “Two for Tuesday” prompts) 21,515 comments (and counting) 30 guest judges 1 amazing month! So, what’s … Read more

What Is the Value of Poetry?

Robert Lee Brewer

In the opening poem (“matters of great importance”) of my collection, Solving the World’s Problems, I ask a simple question: what’s more important / writing a poem / or building a bridge… … Read more

2014 April PAD Challenge: Guest Judges

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That’s right; I said guest judges! The list is now finalized for our guest judges for the 2014 April PAD Challenge! Have fun learning more about this impressive list of line breakers … Read more

Jane Shlensky: Poet Interview

Jane Shlensky

Jane Shlensky likely doesn’t need an introduction on the Poetic Asides blog, but I’m going to give her one anyway, because she deserves it. Not only is Jane a fine poet (read … Read more

Pamela Klein: Poet Interview

Pamela Klein

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that many poets follow Poetic Asides by reading what everyone else is doing, and they either play along anonymously in the shadows or don’t … Read more

Winners of the 2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge Announced!

Robert Lee Brewer

Yes, I said winners–and I’m not including the honorable mentions (mentioned below). There were more than 80 chapbook submissions for the 2013 challenge, and I narrowed these down to a short list … Read more

5 Favorite Poetry Collections: Bruce W. Niedt

Bruce Niedt

For the final installment of the five-part series on favorite poetry collections, I’m happy to host Poetic Asides regular Bruce W. Niedt. He’s been involved with this blog so long that I … Read more

Shann Palmer Has Passed

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[Update: Shann’s daughter, Alia Radabaugh contacted me via Facebook to correct a couple mistakes in my post. First, she did not suffer two heart attacks. What I thought was the first heart … Read more

5 Favorite Poetry Collections: Kelli Russell Agodon

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Here’s part four of the five-part series in which poets share their five favorite poetry collections–with reasons for their selections included. Hopefully, it’ll shine light on collections that absolutely need to be … Read more

5 Favorite Poetry Collections: Tom C. Hunley

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Here’s part two of the five-part series in which poets share their five favorite poetry collections–with reasons for their selections included. Hopefully, it’ll help shine light on collections that absolutely need to … Read more

5 Favorite Poetry Collections: Jessie Carty

Jessie Carty

Beginning this week, I plan on have a five-part series in which poets share their five favorite poetry collections–with reasons for their selections included. Hopefully, it’ll help shine light on collections that … Read more

Finding Success as a Poet

Robert Lee Brewer

Today, I announced my debut full-length book of poetry, Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53), is available for pre-order on my publisher’s website (click here to learn more). It didn’t take long–about … Read more

Four Poets Read Poems and Talk Poetry

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On Wednesday night, I had a wonderful opportunity to sit down with four poets who read poems and talked poetry. The poets were Aaron Belz, Mary Biddinger, Jeannine Hall Gailey, and Nate … Read more

2012 April PAD Challenge: Poetic Asides Poet Laureate and Top 25 List

Yes, I know I’ve failed spectacularly to provide the results of the 2012 April PAD Challenge in a timely manner. And yes, I realize that I’ve cut the Top 50 list down … Read more

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 30

Okay, today is the final day of the poeming part of this challenge. Beginning tomorrow (if not already), you’ll begin the process of revising and assembling a 10-20 page poetry chapbook manuscript. … Read more

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 29

Today’s prompt comes from Bonita Jones Knott, a poet I met earlier this year in Colorado at a writing retreat. Here’s Bonita’s prompt: Write a birth poem. Write a poem on the … Read more

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 28

Today marks 4 weeks in (with 2 days to go), and today’s prompt comes from Jonathan Edward Ondrashek. Here’s Jonathan’s prompt: Write a poem illuminating how it feels to stand up for … Read more

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 27

This month’s final two-for-Tuesday prompt comes from Paula Wanken. Here are Paula’s prompts: Write a hero poem. Write a villain poem.   Robert’s attempt at a Hero and Villain Poem: “Heroes and … Read more

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 26

We are really into the final days of this challenge now. I can’t believe how fast November has swept in and is trying to sweep out already. I hope everyone survived the … Read more

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 25

Today’s prompt comes from Cameron Mathews. Here’s Cameron’s prompt: Write an opposite poem. That is, write a poem with the opposite perspective, conclusion, or form of a prior poem in the month. … Read more

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 24

Today’s prompt comes from Beth Cato. Here’s Beth’s prompt: Take the phrase “The Truth About (blank),” replace the blank with a new word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of … Read more

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